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MARIJUANA CLAMP DOWN IN SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE

The rate of consumption of illegal alcohol and drugs are getting out of hand and are contributing to the rise of law and order issues in the country on a daily basis. 

Therefore, Police in Kagua, Southern Highlands Province have warned the people not to cultivate, consume or sell Marijuana.

This warning comes after Kagua Police led by the Highway 21, Officer In Charge Gene Mathew and Francis Puri entered parts of Aiya LLG upon requests from local leaders last week and uprooted illegal marijuana.

The Police unit entered an identified marijuana gardens in Yaguri and Mapata wards and uprooted young Marijuana plants.

Police said the people around the Wabi Lutheran Mission have also grown large land portions of Marijuana plants.

The police and district law and justice leaders from those council wards mentioned were urged to work together to reduce the consumption of marijuana and homebrew.

It is understood that marijuana bags are also used to exchange with firearms and other illegal trade along the borders of Western and Gulf Provinces.

At the moment, few of the suspects involved in cultivating marijuana in Kagua were taken to Ialibu Police cell and detained as of yesterday awaiting investigation and prosecution.

Meanwhile, Philip Kumo Southern Highlands, Eastern End Police Commander has been commended for the efforts in the fight against the illicit drug.

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